UPDATE: THE SALON IS ON FEBRUARY 1st. On January 25th, I’m hosting a salon to discuss The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins. Tortoise is the novel I most enjoyed discovering last year. It’s one of the great post-war English novels, and it’s seriously under rated. It’s…
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No essay this week — instead, I’d appreciate any feedback you can all give me about The Common Reader in this short survey. I’m interested to know what…
Doreen telephoned and I went to her at six o’clock. She told me she has a medium who regularly visits her; that she sees visions of the departed…
December 31st, 1786 We breakfasted, dined &c. &c. again at home. I read Prayers and Preached this Morn’ at Weston C[hurch]. Neither Mr. or Mrs. Custance…
Most of all, Tyler Cowen talks like he writes. Every piece of repetitive, mediocre writing advice (the sort of thing aimed at dreamers on the lunch-hour…
Every long work is lengthened by a thousand causes.
Today we all transferred to the Hanging Gate Hotel across the moors on the Huddersfield Road to a village called Diggle. The landlord, appropriately…
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